Prestige Watches Guide July August 2014
Beautiful… Inside and out
Berries Tourbillon Et Heure Rétrograde Rubis bvlgari
Hand-decorated Manufacture-made self-winding mechanical movement. Tourbillon and retrograde hours on a 240-degree segment. White gold case set with 63 brilliant-cut diamonds and 7 rubies, white mother-of-pearl dial.
J12 flying tourbillon baguette diamonds Chanel
Manual-winding mechanical movement exclusively developed for Chanel by Renaud et Papi, «Comète Flying Tourbillon» caliber. 18ct white gold watch set with 668 baguette cut diamonds and 324 brillant cut diamonds. Limited edition of 5 pieces.
Queen of Naples Day / Night 8999 Haute Joaillerie BREGUET
18ct white gold case set with brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds. Self-winding movement. Complication showing the day and night in the upper half of the dial, with the sun represented by the Breguet balance-wheel and a hand-engraved titanium moon, together rotating in 24 hours.
Margot Christophe Claret
© Christophe Claret
Self-winding mechanical movement. • «He loves me… he loves me not» (“Effeuiller la marguerite” in French) complication: 12 «He loves me…he loves me not» petals to ‘pick off’, ‘Sentiment’ displayed in window at 5h: un peu (a little), beaucoup (a lot), passionnément (passionately), à la folie (madly) and pas du tout (not at all), pusher at 2h ’picks off’ 1 or 2 petals while advancing the ‘Sentiment’ indicator by 1 sentiment, striking chime at each action of the 2h pusher with a visible hammer at 8h, «He loves me… loves me not» reset pusher at 4h: all the petals instantly reappear around a pistil, while the ‘Sentiment’ displayed in the window at 5h turns to an ellipsis (…). • Symbolic ‘colour-feeling’on the winding rotor.